100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The European Commission is currently developing a strategic framework for future transport research, innovation and deployment, based on a vision for an integrated, efficient and environmentally friendly European transport system by 2050. In this effort the Commission will issue a Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) to present the technology areas where it pays for those involved in transport to work together. It is now also possible to take part in the ongoing public consultation on the STTP, which will finish on 28 May 2011.

The Europe 2020 Strategy includes the “Resource efficient Europe” flagship initiative, under which the European Commission will present proposals to modernise the transport sector and thereby contributing to increasing competitiveness and lowering emissions.

This will involve transforming the transport system, promoting independence from oil, creating a modern infrastructure and multimodal mobility assisted by smart management and information systems.

For more information see: STTP Consultation